Bin Abdulrahman A Khalid

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In the last two decades, the curriculum in medical education has changed so as to maintain its efficiency and effectiveness. Considerable changes are underway in many medical colleges worldwide. This study assessed the current status of the undergraduate curricula in the medical colleges of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC)(More)
11Beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11beta-HSD) Type I enzyme is found in testis and liver. In Leydig cell cultures, 11beta-HSD activity is reported to be primarily oxidative while another report concluded that is primarily reductive. Hepatic 11beta-HSD preferentially catalyzes reduction and the reaction direction is unaffected by the external factors.(More)
Normal rats, on being repetitively stressed by being restrained in a tight container for two hours, had higher levels of plasma corticosterone compared to pre stress values. These rats also reacted to the stress by a behavioral response in which there was marked decrease in locomotor activity assessed by the open field test (pre stress: 71.3 +/- 2.6 squares(More)
1. The present study examined the effect of naloxone (NAL), glycyrrhizic acid (GCA), deoxycorticosterone (DOC) and dexamethasone (DEX) on daily repeated 2 h chronic restrained stress (RS) on the locomotor activity (LA) of rats tested in the open field arena to elucidate the possible roles of opioids, glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids in response to(More)
1. The effects of thyroxine treatment on soleus and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscle contractions and their cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate (cyclic AMP) levels were examined in anaesthetized cats. 2. Thyroxine treatment decreased the tension of incomplete tetanic contractions of the soleus as well as the EDL muscles. The effect on tension of(More)
Corticotrophin releasing factor (CRF) and beta-endorphin (beta EP) containing neurons are shown to be present in the hypothalamus and both neurons are found at the paraventricular nucleus (PVN). Steroid hormones have been found to alter the plasma level of these neurotransmitters. Glycyrrhizic acid (GCA) is the active component of liquorice. GCA inhibits(More)
Systematic review of factors influencing the adoption of information and communication technologies by healthcare professionals. A systematic review of interventions promoting clinical information retrieval technology (CIRT) adoption by healthcare professionals. asthma: a Cochrane review. • Cresswell KM, Sheikh A. Information technology-based approaches to(More)
We have investigated the domain of adrenal steroid action in a variety of mammalian cells and tissue by high resolution two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and autoradiography. Following in vivo or in vitro treatment with steroids, minced tissue or cells were pulsed with [35S]methionine, and they newly synthesized polypeptides compared with controls by(More)
Primary cultures of dissociated hypothalamic cells were prepared from 1-day-old rat neonates. Studies with cell-specific antisera revealed the presence of neurons, glial cells, oligodendrocytes and fibroblast-like cells. By immunohistochemistry, two morphologically distinct cells in culture were positive for immunoreactive beta-endorphin (IR-beta-EP). The(More)
Fibroblasts cultured from normal human forearm or genital skin were exposed to dexamethasone (DM) 10(-9)-10(-7) M, deoxycorticosterone (DOC) 10(-6)M, or vehicle for 4-16 h and [35S]methionine-labelled proteins compared by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. No effects on cell number or [35S]methionine incorporation were seen with either steroid, nor any(More)
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